Iberdrola USA Lead Engineer - Protection Engineer (NYSEG 6044) Binghamton, NY in United States


Business and Department

NYSEG-NY-Kirkwood JACC Binghamton,NY



Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Responsible for electric delivery systems in either Maine (Central Maine Power) or New York (NYSEG and RG&E;). The electric delivery system in Maine is approximately 2,600 miles of transmission lines & 315 substations. The electric delivery system in New York is approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines & 621 Substations.

Lead engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure safe, timely and cost effective completion. Conduct analysis, complete estimates and develop engineering standards and criteria to drive the completion of projects. Coordinate with other departments, vendors, and consultants in order to complete projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, and ME PUC).

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1.Perform engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of capital construction budget and keeping system performance enhancement in line withbudget. Perform engineering calculations. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, including settings, testing, and commissioning developed both internally and by contractors and consultants. (30%) 2.Develop system protection engineering criteria, construction standards, design and equipment specifications, andrequirements for engineering suppliers and contractors. Demonstrate new technology value in terms of safety, cost

and other efficiencies and implement it to enhance power system performance. (15%) 3.Perform engineering studies to evaluate equipment and protection system performance and effectiveness, and analyzes operational issues in support of system reliability and operational efficiency. Develop and validate information needed for engineering analyses and apply engineering judgment to solve complex technical problems. (15%) 4.Review and approve work of engineering contractors who provide system protection engineering and design services to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Develop technical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Direct engineering contractors and consultants performing system protection roles. (15%) 5.Analyze transmission fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Develop and provide clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. (15%) 6.Represent the company on regional and national committees. (5%) 7.Serve as mentor in the technical development of lower level engineers and cross-department employees. (5%)



Education & Experience Required:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience in Engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology.

  • MS in Engineering preferred.

  • Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain certification

  • Advanced knowledge of power system protection.

  • Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection.

  • Experience with power system protection applications such as ASPEN Oneliner, ASPEN Line Database.

  • Knowledge of IEC-61850 standards.

  • Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations. Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Strong Electrical Design Experience Able to perform protection coordination analysis.

  • Demonstrate project management skills.

  • Proficiency and fluency in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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Company: New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG)

Department: Electric System Engineering

Job Title: Lead Engineer – Electric System Engineering

Location: Binghamton/ Kirkwood NY

Cross Company Responsibility:

REFERENCE: 5091774301

Publication date: 17.04.2018